I was entertained until the last hour or so, when I realized that Mason was going to [remain] fairly passive and sullen to the end. . . . Coltrane spends much of his time listening to what other actors say to him. His reactions are limited in range and usually involve a neutral expression. In fact, I began to think that his performance is the perfect illustration of Kuleshov’s most famous, though lost, experiment.
March 15, 2015